Regenerative Collaboration for Community Resiliency
Transforming Grief and Garbage into Growth and Gardens
Our mission is to share relevant methods for environmental education, nature-based mentoring and multi-generational stewardship to provide pathways for a progressive present and inspire innovations for a fulfilling future.
Our vision is improving global living standards, through developing local models for resilient communities, collaborating around shared values and meaningful purpose to steward regenerative environments and appropriate technology.
Improving the Quality of Life for All Beings on Planet Earth
“The pollination approach is rooted in a core, ecological principle, which is that the health of a system and of the elements in a system depends on the continual renewal and recirculation of resources within that system.”
~ Bennet Zelner, Professor of Economics, Univ of Maryland
Renewing and Redistributing Regenerative ModelsBio-Regional Resource Management and Appropriate Technology Applications
Recreating the moden village, GrowUp empowers local communities and property owners to create and utilize community genius and resources to realize visions for sustainable futures. We model land stewardship, integrating local business and community institutions to assist each property and sub-community to manifest sustainable practices. We do this through designing transformational gatherings where individuals come together to support this unique vision through building, skill-sharing, teaching, and celebration, recognizing that the wellbeing of the individual and of the community are intrinsically interdependent.
GrownHome is a pollinator program that matches masters in their crafts with all ages who are seeking to expand their knowledge in regenerative systems and appropriate technology. The core focus is teaching models and implementation for tiny homes, food forests, rainwater and greywater systems, solar energy, and ecosystem remediation, regenerative landscapes, creatively manage resource streams, and turning up-cycling options into sellable products. We are pioneering new living designs and living quarters with modularity, cost-effective techniques, and a feedback loop that integrates teacher, student, and end-user.
This pollinator program is about idea formation and distribution. It asserts that with the proper action and execution, a typical suburban home can be completely self-sufficient, producing enough food, water, and energy for the residents within 1 year. Additionally, the residents will be re-directing 100% of their waste stream into garden structures, grey water systems, compost, and composting toilets. By mulching, composting, trading or selling existing landscape, the residents clear the slate for integrating sustainable design science to generate all the food, water, and power needed for a healthy, happy lifestyle.
A multi-generational mentoring program connecting elders, at-risk young adults and middle-aged professionals through sharing nature connection and life skills. Providing community integration and immersion within cultural institutions to help improve and upgrade individual and collective wellbeing – leading to fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Healing the Wounds of Humanity, by Making Relationship with All Things.Spreading Empathy, Connection, and Cooperation through Recalibration, Repair, and Resolution
Pathways towards Sustainability
When we find ourselves fully embodying our life purpose and passions, and fully embracing our gifts and unique perspective, we naturally inspire those around us to new levels of fulfillment. We believe that this inspiration and role-modeling can improve the global quality of life, one community at a time. Our multi-generational mentoring programs connect at-risk teens and elders to share experience, wisdom, and life skills for the mutual benefit of their community.
Garbage into Gardens
By making new relationship with our current waste streams, we can effectively transform them into resource streams. Our programs integrate discarded materials, often perceived as trash, to build gardens, food forests, tiny homes and other structures which integrate sustainable science. By growing food and medicine, harvesting rainwater, re-using grey water, and converting organic waste into soil through compost methods, we model a new paradigm that acknowledges that throwing something away does not create a healthy ecosystem.
Grief into Growth
With all of the stress, death and destruction that we are exposed to on a daily basis, our connection to our personal and ancestral grief can often go unattended. Our programs encourage individuals and community to make relationship with this grief, and provide healthy spaces to express and experience this process with support. Through this alchemy, we can foster a deeper peace and appreciation for life, within ourselves and throughout the world. We offer a way to access this grief in a safe and transformative way, and a way to express these emotions that help to illuminate pathways for healing.
Contribute to a Healthy Future
Sharing your abundance with our non-profit breathes life into these projects. Sharing the unique healing, purpose, and passions of individuals with community, we create models to inspire a new way of living in balance with one another and our planet. Your donation contains the seeds which will grow a more realized humanity, attaining a shared vision of purpose and fulfillment, and improving the quality of life for all beings on this planet